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What CPAs Need to Know About Detecting Ponzi Schemes - 6589
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Review recent large and small Ponzi schemes to learn the characteristics of a typical Ponzi scheme and techniques that CPAs can use to spot the red flags of fraud. Ponzi schemes look like legitimate investments, so you will be taught the questions to ask, where to look for answers, and how to conduct a thorough investigation to detect them. The presentation will draw conclusions about the repeating patterns and behavioral conduct pervasive in these types of schemes.

8/5/2016
When: Friday, August 5, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Webinar/Webcast
United States
Contact: April Deneault

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Acronym ZKPWC2
CPE 2 hours
Category
Fraud
Level Basic
Vendor The Pros & The Cons, LLC
Who should attend

CFOs, controllers, CPAs, clients, internal auditors, controllers, Executives, board members, Business Owners, Attorneys

Prerequisite
None
Fees: Early Bird
Standard
Member N/A
$79
Non-Member: N/A
$79

Description 
Review recent large and small Ponzi schemes to learn the characteristics of a typical Ponzi scheme and techniques that CPAs can use to spot the red flags of fraud.  

 
Ponzi schemes look like legitimate investments, so you will be taught the questions to ask, where to look for answers, and how to conduct a thorough investigation to detect them. The presentation will draw conclusions about the repeating patterns and behavioral conduct pervasive in these types of schemes.

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Specific topics include:

  • The patterns of conduct of the Ponzi scheme perpetrator
  • The characteristics of a typical Ponzi scheme
  • What the typical promises are that will be made
  • How to spot inconsistencies in the company’s paperwork
  • How to vet the auditor and other gatekeepers
  • What kind of background checks to run
  • How to best investigate publicly available information
  • How to evaluate the business model
  • What kind of mistakes CPAs commonly make
  • What not to believe

Objectives

  • Learn what due diligence questions to ask and techniques to use to detect a Ponzi scheme.

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